The long-term goal is the attainment of a regional food system structure by 2020 which will provide APEC member economies with lasting food security, as well as enhance their food supply efficiency and provide more affordable food for lower income consumers. APEC economies will strive to reduce food loss and waste by 10 per cent compared with the 2011-2012 levels in the Asia-Pacific economies and aim to advance beyond the Millennium Development Goal for 2015 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Closely linked with other APEC working groups and committees, the PPFS is implementing the following strategies to achieve these goals:

  • Sustainable Development of the Agricultural and Fishery Sectors
  • Facilitation of Investment and Infrastructure Development
  • Enhancing Trade and Markets
  • Reducing food loss and waste
  • Improving food safety and nutrition. 

Several APEC committees and working groups work on topics relating to food security, including the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) and its subgroup the Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF), the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG), the Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG), and the High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (HPLDAB). 

With most APEC economies dominated by small scale farmers and small-scale fisheries, PPFS is also focusing on improving farm efficiency for all farmers, including small holders.

he long-term goal is the attainment of a regional food system structure by 2020 which will provide APEC member economies with lasting food security, as well as enhance their food supply efficiency and provide more affordable food for lower income consumers. APEC economies will strive to reduce food loss and waste by 10 per cent compared with the 2011-2012 levels in the Asia-Pacific economies and aim to advance beyond the Millennium Development Goal for 2015 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Closely linked with other APEC working groups and committees, the PPFS is implementing the following strategies to achieve these goals:

  • Sustainable Development of the Agricultural and Fishery Sectors
  • Facilitation of Investment and Infrastructure Development
  • Enhancing Trade and Markets
  • Reducing food loss and waste
  • Improving food safety and nutrition. 

Several APEC committees and working groups work on topics relating to food security, including the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) and its subgroup the Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF), the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG), the Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG), and the High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (HPLDAB). 

With most APEC economies dominated by small scale farmers and small-scale fisheries, PPFS is also focusing on improving farm efficiency for all farmers, including small holders.